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You Could Have It All
Geoffrey Thomas

What a great idea for a book! In ten short chapters, Geoff Thomas winsomely presents the great blessings held out in the gospel: knowing God and knowing yourself, being forgiven and adopted, all things working together for your good, learning…

Laughing at the Days to Come: Facing present trials and future uncertainties with gospel hope
Tessa Thompson

Reading this book in the middle of a global pandemic, the title alone intrigued me. Who wants to laugh at the days to come when life is not as we once knew it? Tessa Thompson has more experience than many…

An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian vision for every stage of life
Crawford Gribben

It is difficult to do this book justice in a review – the only way to grasp how helpful it is will be to read it for yourself. John Owen has a reputation for writing in a style that is…

Crucified and Risen: Sermons on the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ
John Calvin

This is no five star rating out of deference to the Reformer. This book is worth it all the way, for three reasons. Firstly, Calvin’s sermons are models of biblical masterclass, perhaps only equalled by Klaas Schilder’s twentieth century trilogy…

The Last Valley: A story of God’s grace in terminal illness
Graham Heaps

In touching detail, Graham Heaps reflects on the terminal illness and subsequent death of his late wife Sue in 2015. It is by no means an enjoyable read, but it bears splendid testimony to the goodness and grace of God…

Out of the Black Shadows
Stephen Lungu

In this superbly written and compelling book, Anne Coomes artfully tells the story of Stephen Lungu. It is an explosive story of God’s power at work in the darkest of situations. I challenge you to read it and remain unconvinced…

To Seek and to Save: Daily reflections on the road to the cross
Sinclair B. Ferguson

I enjoyed and benefited from this little book, which is both beautifully written and challenging. It is a series of meditations for Lent on events in Luke’s Gospel, from Peter’s confession at Caesarea Philippi, to the resurrection of Jesus. The…

David’s Son and David’s Lord: Christology for Christ’s people
Ryan McGraw

How much do Christians study Christ himself? Christology is a greatly neglected subject for the Lord’s people. Perhaps we’ve shied away from it, having heard discussions about the difference between Greek words like homoousios and homoiousios that made our eyes…

Reformation Reboot: The need of the 21st century church
Paul Yeulett

Many would agree that the state of much of evangelicalism is a cause of mourning and seeking the Lord. Paul Yeulett shares this view. His book is based on sermons preached at Grove Chapel in 2017, and it speaks in…

Hallelujah! Exploring and enjoying the Old Testament benedictions
Stan K. Evers

This delightful devotional study takes us on a walk through the Old Testament benedictions, from the earliest days when men began to call upon the name of the Lord. Historical insights are given to help readers understand better what prompted…

So You Want to Be a Street Preacher
Jimmy Hamilton

This is a short book written by a man with a real heart for taking the gospel out to where the people are. He writes to those who might consider taking up the mantle of open air preaching. Having been…

A Student’s Guide to Anxiety
Edward T. Welch

Teenagers face many fears like social rejection, academic failure, and missing out; and social media can often intensify these fears. Aimed at teenagers, this short book – one of a series of discipleship guides – outlines a Christian response to…

Reenchanting Humanity: A theology of mankind
Owen Strachan

‘What is man that you are mindful of him?’ wrote the psalmist (Psalm 8:4, ESV). This probing question has engaged the minds of truth-seekers throughout the ages. The philosophers that are widely esteemed in the Western world have limited themselves…

The Fruitful Home: Creating a gospel culture for family life
Ann Benton

As Christians, we long to train up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6); and in The Fruitful Home, Ann Benton helpfully and practically gives us solid biblical advice on how to go about this intentionally. In a…

Being a Pastor: A conversation with Andrew Fuller
Michael Haykin

In their introduction, the authors express their concern regarding the effect of megachurch pastors and public perception of what makes a good minister. A principle stated at the beginning of the book is that we should learn from the example…

Christ Victorious: Selected Writings of Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin (1822–1885) was one of those 19th century Scottish theologians whose published works have stood the test of time. With good reason, for his works are consistently sound, reverent, edifying, and challenging to mind and heart. This is a…